Apr 4, 2021
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Vet 3D Prints New Beak for Injured Toucan

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Photograph by @rabello77 via @vetbr

 

A poor toucan named Zazu had its beak broken which prevented him from being able to feed himself. Luckily, a team of vets were able to fabricate a 3D printed replacement beak, allowing Zazu to eat on his own! The cost of the prosthetic was graciously covered by animal advocate Richard Rasmussen.

In the images below you can see the injured beak along with the renderings of the new prosthetic and the finished result (with a fresh paint job to boot!).

[Vetbr via DraftDraw on reddit]

 

Photograph by @rabello77 via @vetbr

 

Photograph by @rabello77 via @vetbr

 

Photograph by @rabello77 via @vetbr

 

Photograph by @rabello77 via @vetbr

 

Photograph by @rabello77 via @vetbr

 

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